It’s Time For Charnley To End Uncertainty At Newcastle

The last match Alan Pardew managed at Newcastle was the 3-2 win at home to Everton on Sunday, December 28th, and it was immediately after that game that rumors took on a life of their own, after Alan sent out John Carver to do the press briefing after the game.

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Lee Charnley – Newcastle’s Managing Director

And sure enough that was the last game Alan managed at the club and in the four games since then – a draw and three successive defeats, John Carver has been in charge.

It looks like John will be in charge of the team for the early kickoff game at Hull City on Saturday, where Newcastle will be looking for their first win since Alan left the club and out first win of 2015.

We also have taken only 4 points from the last seven league games, for the second time this season, but the powers that be at Newcastle don’t think we are in any relegation trouble, since no players seem to be coming in to fortify the squad this month.

If Newcastle are not going to appoint a new head coach in the next week or two, it’s time to get some stability at the club and announce that John Carver will be the caretaker manager through the end of the season.

The players cannot be too happy or settled at what’s happened over the last four weeks since it became clear that Alan would be leaving for Crystal Place.

And he’s won his first four games in charge and got a great 3-2 FA Cup win at the Saints on Saturday, and Palace have gained 6 points on Newcastle and are now only one place behind us in the league.

We think Pardew bolted because he had been told Newcastle were not bringing in any new players in January, and we had noticed in December how outspoken he was about Newcastle needing a new striker in January.

Steven Taylor is also out for the season, so we are really short of experienced center-backs too.

We have 16 games still to play and we are not safe yet, so we need to put some wins together and try to get to 40 points just as soon as possible, and put as many points on the board as we can.

Since Mike Ashley bought the club in the summer of 2007 we have reached 50 points only once in the Premier League – in 2012 when we had 65 points and finished in 5th position.

It doesn’t look like we can break 50 points this season, since we would need 23 points in our last 16 games – although it’s certainly possible.

It’s time Lee Charnley brought some stability to the club – either by appointing a new head coach or saying who that will be through the end of the season.

That should happen sometime this week.

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19 comments so far

  • Ben3arfa

    Jan 26, 2015 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #1

    whats with fat knobs always holding positions of power at NUFC?

    Ashley , Kinnear and now Charnley

  • mecannylad

    Jan 26, 2015 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #2

    Charnley’s waiting for 3 points this Saturday before he announces Carver’s extension to the end of the season.
    If we lose he will no doubt have to consult his “Football Management for Dummies” book he bought off Amazon just the other day.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 26, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #3

    Corporate Communism is all about money, power and control at the cost of competition and choices!

    …Penfold won’t be doing nothing

  • Ibizatoon

    Jan 26, 2015 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #4

    Morning all,

    Everyone have a fun filled weekend, full of FA cup excitement? Thought not.

    Ed…It’s time for who? We’ve been ready for ages, my guess is that it’s not time for Charnley quite yet.

    You’d sort of hope, underneath their desire to do as little as possible and keep Carver in charge, that if he has been unable to collect more than 1 point out of a possible 12 (after the Hull game) that they may well think a new coach is needed before the summer. At that rate we’d be on course for another 4 points this season.

    Granted Chelsea and Southampton were always going to be tough games, but this Hull game would be his interview, for any normal thinking board anyway.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Jan 26, 2015 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #5

    jesperfuglsang – capt’n awesome of the lemon crew —-…Penfold won’t be doing nothing —— in English that means he`ll be doing something…should have said…Penfold won’t be doing anything

  • stuart no9

    Jan 26, 2015 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #6

    Ofcourse Carver is going to get the job. 88% of fans dont want him ,so who else is ashley going to give the job to ? if 88% HAD wanted him in, you could bet yoyr bottom dollar a nes head coach would be appointed from abroad.

  • lesh

    Jan 26, 2015 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #7


    Charnley won’t be doing nothing?

    We know what you mean – after weeks of speculation, he’ll be doing as we all expect – bugger all – not even a Pullis type of appointment that’d ay least increase our chances of avoiding the drop!

    Does the effect of a new, experienced face (new manager bounce) not occur to Ashley?

    If we go down, the responsibility must lie with him – totally!

    The man and his sycophantic mouthpiece are myopic oafs.

  • mecannylad

    Jan 26, 2015 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #8

    This Lee Charnley fella has had a cocooned professional existence to date. ….. I bet he would crack given half the abuse we mustered against AP.
    OK, Ashley is the real tyrant but with some orchestrated verbal personally directed at a rather lily-livered looking MD we could really put the cat amongst the SJP pigeons.
    It’s the least we can do until Ashley dares put his head above the parapet.

  • stuart no9

    Jan 26, 2015 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #9

    morning Ibiza—”–Granted Chelsea and Southampton were always going to be tough games, but this Hull game would be his interview, for any normal thinking board anyway.”—— Chelsea and southampton should have been tough games for bradford and palace , however , youve seen over the weekend what a liitle bit of positive thinking can achieve.

  • lesh

    Jan 26, 2015 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #10

    stuart no9

    You’re dead right about Ashley doing exactly the opposite of popular opinion – he’s a stubborn, selfish git.

  • stuart no9

    Jan 26, 2015 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #11

    when do we start the ‘Charnley out campaign?

  • acuna

    Jan 26, 2015 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #12

    They aren’t stupid enough to appoint Carver, but if they do without revealing a permanent manager in the summer, I’m done!!!!!

  • stuart no9

    Jan 26, 2015 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #13

    lesh—– ive heard him called worse names than that lol.
    You are very polite this morning .

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 26, 2015 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #14

    Uncertainty? I don’t think there is much. I think it is pretty certain that JC will be in charge for the foreseeable future. All that is missing is official conformation.

    Anyway, the club could well receive a significant boost this week. Both Tiote and Cisse could well be heading back to Tyneside before the end of the week results depending.

    Cisse and Senegal must beat Algeria to guarantee qualification. But should they slip up and lose then Ghana beating South Africa will see Cisse heading back to Tyneside on Wednesday. A very welcome boost for us given the lack of firepower.

    In the Ivory Coast group, almost anything could happen. All results have been draws so far, so anyone could go through. Ivory Coast face Cameroon though, which will make it more difficult for them. Tiote would then be heading back on Thursday probably.

    Both would be welcome back into the fold, with Cisse having a good chance of at least being available for the bench on Saturday.

    Another way of looking at it is that both will be back with just under a week of the window open and the club would find it easier to move them on if a bid comes in…..

  • lesh

    Jan 26, 2015 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #15

    A thought.

    Imagine the benefit SD would derive from relegation followed by a concerted effort at promotion.

  • BoyDoneGood

    Jan 26, 2015 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #16

    Hull match should be Carver’s “interview”? Yes – or maybe “final appeal”.

  • Sav

    Jan 26, 2015 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #17

    Chinless Charnley looks constipated.

  • nastynorm

    Jan 26, 2015 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #18

    It’s time for charley to get his p45 ! The blokes clueless he’s way out of his depth, who is he, what does he no about football & what’s he ever done to become MD at Newcastle. Who’s he 2 tell a manager or coach that he wil have a say on players being bought & sold wot a joke. What is the point of supporting this club with clueless people like him running the club, no ambition, not interested in any cups, just happy 2 finish mid table, it makes me sick & so does our super captain collochini but wil leave that 4 another day.

  • robertsleftfoot

    Jan 26, 2015 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #19

    Well it looks like my bet is up, £40 at 33-1 for Carver to be next manager and as long as he is in charge more than 10 games as a caretaker you get paid out, like there was ever going to be any other outcome.

    Wish I has of had more bottle and put a few hundred quid on now, he is perfect for MA & LC in the fact he is cheap, he knows the Ashley regime dance and they know he would kill for that job and be happy to take the shit because he would be manager of his boyhood team

    All the rest has just been a smoke screen so we dont have to buy as everyone knew from the start. Yet still there will be 50,000 there every week filling his pockets saying well I have already paid my money, shame on you lot, until he gets 5 or 6 home games where its empty and it costs him money, he will just tick along and take your cash.

    If there is 50,000 people buying a couple of pints a pie and a program, spending between 15-20, and suddenly there is not a soul there, that cool 1 mill a home game he makes he will panic, but at the moment the people turning up are making sure the club never sosts him a penny.

    I have hit rock bottom, to have someone like Carver in charge of my beautiful club, I think I would rather go down to the conference and start again that continue under this MA regime


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